- Regional sharia law can't happen until Norm and his mates have taken us out of ECHR. bit.ly/1qV7zI3 http://t.co/E2g1OfzXbL 19 minutes ago
- @SpinningHugo No you don't. You just need to give legislative power on some issues to regions. @Frances_Coppola 32 minutes ago
- @SpinningHugo So what does "11 fully federal states" mean if not some devolved legislation? @Frances_Coppola 34 minutes ago
- @SpinningHugo What do you make of PA416? @Frances_Coppola 36 minutes ago
- Here's one for the lawyers. Do Scotland or Wales have the power to implement Sharia Law? bit.ly/1qV7zI3 http://t.co/E2g1OfzXbL 38 minutes ago
- @SpinningHugo Also some in Lib & Lab & even the odd Tory: blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/edwest/10… @Frances_Coppola 41 minutes ago
- @SpinningHugo Unless I have mis-understood their policy, that's exactly what the Greens are calling for. @Frances_Coppola 45 minutes ago
- @SpinningHugo There was separate criminal law in Scotland anyway. Not a result of devolution. @Frances_Coppola 59 minutes ago
- @SpinningHugo Really? telegraph.co.uk/active/1110742… @Frances_Coppola 20 hours ago
- @SpinningHugo By giving the English regions the same powers as Scotland, Wales and Ireland. @Frances_Coppola 20 hours ago
- Useful @NuffieldTrust report comparing performance of devolved health services nuffieldtrust.org.uk/compare-UK-hea… 22 hours ago
- All except one English region has a bigger population than Wales. Regionalising the NHS viable, though probably not popular. 22 hours ago
- Pirate Day joke
- Nine thoughts on the referendum result
- Breaking up the UK – everyone’s a loser
- The brutal maths of public spending
- Who saw the crash coming?
- Are we really about to split up our country?
- The Old Rectory Syndrome
- Can UKIP scale up?
- The spirit of the age
- Why is the gender pay gap higher for management jobs?
- The self-employment earnings timebomb
- Britain’s management problem
Monthly Archives: May 2011
Victoria Coren wrote a very funny piece on embarrassment in Sunday’s Observer. Here’s her reaction to re-reading her teenage diary: A hundred years have passed. I have no schoolteachers now, I have a mortgage and gas bills…..yet, reading that story, I … Continue reading
When I was at university, our students’ union was in the city centre. Its Friday night discos were popular events, attracting locals and students from other colleges. The three bars and large dance floor on the ground floor were heaving every Friday night. … Continue reading
News just in that Sharon Shoesmith has won her Court of Appeal case against her dismissal following the death of Baby P. Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while will remember that I had doubts about … Continue reading
More goodies from the latest OECD forecasts. Well, actually, they’re not that good from the UK perspective. The growth forecasts show the UK lagging behind other comparable economies. The OECD predicts that even the Eurozone, when taken as a whole, … Continue reading
The OECD published its latest economic outlook yesterday. As usual, it’s packed with interesting information, to which I will probably refer in the coming months. Among other useful stuff, it contains the most recent government debt projections. I have stuck these on a graph, together … Continue reading
Everybody knows that business is changing as new web applications, intelligent devices and mobile communications explode into every area of operation. Technology, we are told, will enable us to work smarter and will provide new opportunities for people to network and … Continue reading